Contra Costa County Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Healthcare District Board Votes to Close Doctors Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Patch.com

    The West Contra Costa Healthcare District Board of Directors voted 4-0 in favor of closing the hospital on April 21. Despite an eleventh-hour proposal to inject new life into the beleaguered Doctors Medical Center, officials voted Thursday to close the 60-year-old safety-net hospital. Board chairman Eric Zell said it was a sad day for residents of Contra Costa County.

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  2. West Contra Costa school district's Bond Oversight Committee scrutinizes costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Inside Bay Area

    This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools. Read more and post comments at IBABuzz.com/onassignment .

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  3. Orinda machete killer gets 16 years to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Inside Bay Area

    ... above his head. He told the jury what happened next was a "blur." James Collin, of Orinda, confers with Contra Costa County Public Defender Michael Kelly during a hearing in Martinez on July 16, 2012. (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group) Gory crime ...

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  4. Health Officials Warn of Raw Milk's Risks After Bay Area IllnessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Patch.com

    The state Department of Public Health is warning the public of the dangers of consuming raw milk after six Bay Area residents fell seriously ill. All six patients were diagnosed with campylobacteriosis, a bacterial infection that occurs after consuming contaminated raw milk, public health officials said.

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  5. Contra Costa residents pushing for more information on crude by railRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Contra Costa Times

    With plans in the works to transport crude oil by rail through Contra Costa County cities to a Central California refinery, local residents say they want assurances that state and federal agencies are doing everything they can to keep them safe. Less than 1 percent of crude that California refineries received in 2014 came by rail, but the negative perception of transporting oil by train has grown sharply because of highly publicized accidents.

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  6. Miramonte H.S. Instructor 1 Of 4 Contra Costa County 'Teacher of Year' FinalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Patch.com

    The following four teachers have been named as the 2015-2016 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year Finalists: Two of these four finalists will be chosen in late September, and will represent Contra Costa County in the California State TOY Program. Paul Fitzgerald teaches history to grades 11-12 at Miramonte High .

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  7. Public is invited to 11th Annual Young Children's Issues ForumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Contra Costa Times

    ... Contra Costa Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education and is coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education. More information is available by visiting www.plan4kids.org . Click on "Annual Forum." Stars Will ...

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  8. Former Teacher From Martinez Gets 12 Years On Child Molestation ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Patch.com

    ... convicted him of 19 counts involving seven victims but deadlocked on the other counts, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. The jury found that Martin developed inappropriate relationships with students, often beginning ...

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  9. Ring of interfaith solidarity speaks out against anti-Muslim violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Inside Bay Area

    ... Klein, a member of the Temple Isaiah in Lafayette. The event was sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, Interfaith Council of San Ramon Valley and Neighbor to Neighbor, which collectively represent about 150 congregations and ...

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  10. Residents pushing for more information on crude by railRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Contra Costa Times

    With plans in the works to transport crude oil by rail to the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo, residents of Contra Costa County's petrobelt communities -- which include Rodeo, Crockett and Martinez -- say they want assurances that state and federal agencies are doing everything they can to keep them safe. Less than 1 percent of crude that California refineries received in 2014 came by rail, but the negative perception of transporting oil by train has grown sharply because of highly publicized accidents.

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  11. Walnut Creek: Section 8 tenants in apartment complex squeezed outRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Contra Costa Times

    Brittany Shoras has lived in the Four Seasons Apartments for the last decade, paying a little more than $1,100 a month in rent for her one-bedroom unit, the bulk subsidized by a Section 8 voucher. On disability and formerly homeless, the 56-year-old transgender woman says she feels safe in the four-story, yellow Creekside Drive building and loves her neighbors.

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  12. Contra Costa College district to hire first risk managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Contra Costa Times

    ... resources -- in essence, creating their own insurance coverage. The college district belongs to one, the Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group. Stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are a good comedy team, but 'Get Hard' is full of off-color jokes ...

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  13. CA: AC Transit Boss Quits Just Ahead of Dismissal MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Mass Transit

    March 27--OAKLAND -- David Armijo abruptly resigned Thursday as general manager of the AC Transit bus agency, apparently just ahead of a special meeting of its directors to remove him. Details were not immediately available, but agency spokesman Clarence Johnson confirmed that Armijo, hired by the district in February 2012, had handed in his letter of resignation Thursday afternoon.

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  14. Sign Up Now for Spring Cheer ClinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Patch.com

    ... the public and returning cheerleaders, ages 5-14, so long as they are that age by Aug. 1 and reside in Contra Costa County. Last year, we brought home five trophies (two first place, two third place and our first national trophy), a result of our ...

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  15. Chemical Plume Released At Pittsburg Plant Prompts Health WarningRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | CBS Local

    ... a public health advisory Friday morning is no longer a danger to the community. Shortly after 3 a.m., Contra Costa County public health officials issued a warning for Pittsburg and Antioch residents about a mixture of chemicals released from the Dow ...

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  16. Health Advisory Lifted After "Release" at Dow ChemicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | NBC Bay Area

    Contra Costa County issued the the Level 2 alert at 3 a.m. for Pittsburg and Antioch after the plant had some type of "release." A visible plume was spotted for about 10 minutes after an estimated several thousand pounds of chemicals that make up soap-like products were released into the air, a Down spokesman said.

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  17. Health advisory lifted after Dow Chemical release in PittsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Contra Costa Times

    ... can irritate people, could lead to problems like watery eyes, sore throats, and breathing issues. A Contra Costa County hazardous materials team was at the plant, at 901 Loveridge Road. San Francisco Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's ...

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  18. AC Transit general manager resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | SFBay

    AC Transit General Manager David Armijo resigned Thursday, effective immediately, after only three years on the job, bus agency officials said. AC Transit, which provides bus service to parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, did not disclose the reason that Armijo, 55, resigned.

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  19. UC Berkeley Summer Programs for Richmond StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Patch.com

    ... costs will be covered by the CY-BEAR program. Eligibility: You must live in San Francisco, Alameda, or Contra Costa County and be entering the 9th - 12th grade in the Fall of 2015. No coding experience required. All applications must be received by ...

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  20. Sex offenders targeting adults could be allowed to live near schools, parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Inside Bay Area

    ... how many of the approximately 6,000 parolees living around the state have crimes against children. Contra Costa County defense attorney David Briggs had a court hearing next month for about 200 petitions on behalf of sex offenders in the county to ...

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